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MEC: Western Cape tourism has potential to generate R1 trillion revenue & jobs

The Western Cape MEC for Finance and Economic Opportunities Mireille Winger says tourism has the potential to generate R1 trillion in revenue for the province.

She was speaking at the Cape Town cruise terminal on Friday.

For the first time, two royal cruise ships – the Queen Victoria and the Queen Mary 2 – have docked in the harbour.

Moreover, the two ships have brought more than 3,000 visitors to the city.

Wenger says over 90,000 tourists are expected to visit the province this year.

She added that the cruise ship sector will contribute significantly to job creation in the province.

“It’s very exciting to be able to welcome both the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Victoria cruise ships at the same time, for the first time to the Cape Town cruise terminal.

“This exciting occasion shows that tourism and cruise tourism is on the up in the Western Cape. This is great news because more tourists, mean more jobs in our province.”

Wenger attributed the success of this flourishing area of tourism in the province to its partnership with the private sector.

-EWN

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